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The main difference between the 2 meds is that Oxycodone is the stronger of the 2. Hydrocodone is a Schedule 3 Narcotic while Oxycodone is a Schedule 2. With Hydrocodone, the Doctor can call the prescription in to the Pharmacy. However, with Oxycodone you must carry a "hard-copy" of the prescription to the Pharmacy. Hydrocodone is a combination of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is the generic name for Vicodin, Norco and Lortab. Oxycodone is a combination of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen and is the generic name for Percocet. You can also get each without the Acetaminophen added, if your Doctor will prescribe it for you.
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